EAST LONDON - Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape will host a two-day creative economy indaba in East London from Thursday.
According to one of the Indaba organisers, Vukile Pokwana, the indaba intends to target the arts, cultural and heritage sectors and will enlighten artists about grants, funding, loans and sponsorships in the creative industries.
“We want to stop people looking at the arts as just something to play and have fun, we want them to look at it as a job creating sector which empowers people,” said Pokwana.
Pokwana said a lot of people have talent in the Eastern Cape but lack access to funding.
The second component of the indaba will deal with film and television and how artists can get loans. “We want artists to see themselves as brands but also as people who have a potential to employ other people, from publicists to people who will manage them," Pokwana added.